Dos D’anne man ordered to pay $5000.00 for GBH

first_imgLocalNews Dos D’anne man ordered to pay $5000.00 for GBH by: – February 13, 2012 24 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Court gavel. Photo credit: lazytechguys.comForty year old Clinton Anatol of Dos D’anne was this morning ordered to pay $5000.00 when he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent to Davis Moulon of the same village by High Court Judge Bernie Stephenson Brooks.According to the facts presented in Court by Athlyn Nesty, Attorney representing the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the victim Davis Moulon was at his home cooking on the 25th of May, 2011 about 2pm when the Defendant visited his home.The Defendant asked him for a plate of food and promised to pay him $5.00 which he never did. A few days later on the 29th of May the Defendant went to the victim’s mother grocery shop where he is accustomed to purchase groceries and alcohol.The Defendant asked the shopkeeper Olive to sell him rum but she refused as he appeared drunk to her. He then proceeded to go behind the counter but was cautioned by a villager “to leave the lady alone and cool your meditation”.The Defendant proceeded to stand in the doorway of the shop where Moulon later met him and asked him what he was doing there. He threw a stone at Moulon but missed, then threw a beer bottle which also missed at which point on advice by his mother Moulon ran away.The Defendant pursued him and placed his foot behind Moulon’s foot causing him to fall down and then started beating him repeatedly on his left hand with a stick which broke in two pieces in the process.Moulon was taken to the Portsmouth Hospital and treated for a swollen forearm and fractured left hand which was placed in a cast. The Defendant was cautioned by a police officer and replied; “Yes officer I was drunk I’m sorry”.Counsel for the Defendant Darius Jones in making a plea in mitigation for him told the Court that his client is almost in midlife and has pleaded guilty to the offense and did not seek to waste the Court’s time. Jones explained that his client had also visited Moulon and his family to apologize for his behavior showing deep remorse and regret for his actions.Jones further explained that his client is a carpenter and was influenced by a very common liquid which played a significant role that would account for his behavior. Jones also noted that although his client had previous brushes with the law they are a decade old and he asked the Court to consider that his client has shown tremendous remorse for his actions when sentencing him.Justice Bernie Stephenson-Brookes in sentencing the Defendant noted that his previous convictions were older than 10 years and as such indicates that he has been making attempts to “walk the straight and narrow road”. She told the Defendant however that she must consider the aggravating factor which is that he inflicted pain and suffering on someone who was not deserving. “He fed you and you turn around and beat him that’s not good enough but I trust that you have learned a lesson. Counsel indicated that you are very sorry and that you have gone to the family to ask for forgiveness which is noted” she told him.He was sentenced to pay $5000.00 within 6 months or in default serve 24 months in prison.Dominica Vibes News Share Sharelast_img read more

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Beat writers pick winner of Syracuse-Boston College matchup

first_imgLess than two weeks after a 96-81 loss at Boston College, Syracuse gets another shot at the Eagles. SU (10-7, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) welcomes BC (9-8, 2-2) to the Carrier Dome Saturday for a 4 p.m. tip. For the Orange, it’s a return home after a loss at Virginia Tech. For the Eagles, it’s a chance to beat SU twice in a two-week span.Here’s how our beat writers predict the game will unfold.Connor Grossman (9-8)No fly zoneSyracuse 77, Boston College 69Syracuse’s defense couldn’t be much worse from the last time it played Boston College, specifically from the 3-point line. The Eagles buried 16-of-26 deep balls against SU, led by Ky Bowman’s 7-for-8 performance. The Orange’s defense slipped against Virginia Tech after steadier outings against Pittsburgh and Miami. But the second time around against BC, Syracuse will contain Bowman and Jerome Robinson — who combined for 52 points against SU earlier this season — and edge Boston College at home before hitting the road to play North Carolina and Notre Dame.Matt Schneidman (9-8)Déjà vuBoston College 75, Syracuse 68AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarlier this week on his radio show, Jim Boeheim said Bowman is one of the best freshman guards in the country, even on par with Kentucky’s duo of Malik Monk and De’Aaron Fox. Last time against the Orange, Bowman poured in a game-high 30 points as SU allowed the most points (96) it has surrendered all season. The zone’s stock is down after Tuesday’s loss at Virginia Tech despite back-to-back wins against Miami and Pittsburgh, so expect Bowman and fellow scorers Jerome Robinson and A.J. Turner to have their fair share of 3s again.Paul Schwedelson (10-7)Back to schoolSyracuse 71, Boston College 67As students have begun filtering back to the SU campus, the Orange faces a very important game against Boston College. The term “must-win” is overused and its meaning has become watered down, but this is about as close to a must-win a game can be on Saturday. SU can’t afford to lose a second time to Boston College — it probably couldn’t afford a first loss to the Eagles. But this matchup will be played in the Carrier Dome and the Orange hasn’t lost at home since its debacle against St. John’s. SU turned its season around with wins over Miami and Pittsburgh, and its climb back into NCAA Tournament contention continues on Saturday. Comments Published on January 13, 2017 at 9:46 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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NPFL: Red Hot Lokosa Hits Goal Number 14 for Kano Pillars

first_imgJunior Lokosa yesterday fired his 14th goal of the season as Kano Pillars trounced FC Ifeanyiubah 4-0 in continuation of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).However, Lobi Stars maintained top spot after they drew 1-1 at Abia Warriors.Lobi Stars now have 27 points from 15 matches.Pillars shot to second spot after they dispatched visiting FC Ifeanyiubah with the league leading scorer Lokosa netting a brace. Lokosa first scored from the penalty spot after 66 minutes, before he completed his brace four minutes later. The other scorers for Pillars were Ali Mallam and Nwagua.In Enugu, Rangers crushed Yobe Desert Stars 3-0 at the Cathedral while Rivers United were 2-0 winners at home to Heartland.Nasarawa United stopped Katsina United 2-1 in Lafia, while Sunshine Stars were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom team Kwara United.MATCH DAY 15Sunshine 2-2 Kwara UtdNasarawa 2-1 Katsina UtdK’Pillars 4-0 IfeanyiubahRangers 3-0 Yobe StarsRivers Utd 2-0 HeartlandAbia Warriors 1-1 LobiShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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How LeBron James’ opportunity at private St. Mary-St. Vincent’s shaped the I Promise School

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years So too are his kids close to James’ thoughts: He shares posts from his school on social media. During a recent shootaround, he lamented that he wasn’t able to attend a Halloween party the school threw for students and parents – James is famously fond of Halloween, and he relished the pictures he saw of the childrens’ costumes.After scoring 44 points against the Portland Trail Blazers last week and passing Wilt Chamberlain on the NBA’s scoring list, James said his game ball and jersey were headed to his school. His wall of shoes? They’re being auctioned off to sponsors – the foundation hopes to raise close to a quarter-million from the proceeds that will be funneled right back into the school.A reporter posed recently to James: Is it ever surreal that you built a school?“I think every day it is, actually,” he said. “We do something pretty cool on a daily basis at our school. Just to see the smiles and see the activities and things that are going on at the school, it’s a really cool thing.” Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions AKRON, Ohio — Morning snow has made Northeastern Ohio cold and wet, but Willie McGee wears a sharp hunter green sports varsity jacket to keep out the chill. By the time he gets to school, it’s no longer a concern.His office is attached to the legendary gym at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s High School, a square, three-story building slung on a hill near downtown Akron. Millions of dollars pumped into a recent renovation have updated the bleachers and the floor. But the warm wood tones and the dark green banners hanging from the rafters are a lot like they were when he played there – when he was on the school’s best-known team called “The Fab Five.”“We’re proud of this,” he says, sweeping broadly with his arm. “We only hang state championships here.”Indistinguishable from its neighbors at a distance, the 2003 national boys basketball championship banner hangs behind the baseline. It was a title driven by McGee’s high school teammate, LeBron James. This was the school where he first came to prominence, gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. The renovations to the gym were paid for out of James’ pocket, as was likely the very jacket McGee, the school’s athletic director, is now wearing. Naturally, the court is named after its greatest player and benefactor. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut St. Vincent-St. Mary’s, a private Catholic school, was also where James spent, by his own admission, some of the best years of his life and learned a lot in the classroom. And the deep roots it planted have helped lead to something completely new in education that’s unfolding just a few blocks down the street.***LeBron James addresses the crowd at the opening of the I Promise School in Akron earlier this year. (photo courtesy of the LeBron James Family Foundation)One of the most striking outside features of the I Promise School is that it looks like a school house, only bigger. Its red brick walls are lined with neat rows of white windows, stacked by a clock tower. The building has actually been many things over the years: a healthcare center, a corporate office for McDonald’s, and most recently an auxiliary space for Akron Public Schools.Inside, it’s unlike any school you’ve ever seen.Dual curved staircases curl down from the second floor to the lobby, lined on each wall with James’ game-worn size-15 shoes. They span across nearly the whole of the forward’s 16-season career. The shoe walls are just one of the myriad ways that the 33-year-old’s presence lingers over the public school that he’s innovated and funded with the full might of his empire.center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers While James’ 51-point outing in Miami on Sunday night was a homecoming of sorts, it’s much more personal in his hometown. He returns to Cleveland on Wednesday night for the first time as a Laker. And even though some fans in Cleveland might boo James, it is efforts like his school that have kept Akron a loyal pocket to its native son.Since opening in July, the I Promise School is, at its heart, an experiment: It currently serves 240 third- and fourth-grade students who are in the 25th percentile or lower in the reading levels of Akron Public Schools. The difficult students who are dragging behind the curriculum, or who act out in class and disrupt others, the hard cases – this is a school that welcomes them.And their welcome is literally a warm embrace: As they make their way down the sidewalk to the glass double doors of their school, they’re met by many of the school’s 42 faculty and staff members who give out hugs and dance to music pumped through portable speakers (Beats Pills, the same model often blaring in James’ locker for Lakers games).Some of the children move past this quickly, scooting along to free breakfast upstairs (one of three food servings the school serves during its 9-to-5 school day). Most stop for at least a quick squeeze. A few linger, perhaps needing a hug as much as anything else that day. The staff at IPS, selected through a rigorous multi-step process, are keenly attuned to these needs and ready to give extra attention to any student who seems upset.IPS is revolutionary in many respects: the longer length of its school day, who it accepts for admission, who it wants to work there, how it teaches a public school curriculum. But the most defining difference is how radically it attempts to identify and address students’ needs far beyond the scope of the classroom: hunger, clothing, emotional trauma and even addressing crises for their parents.When James decided to leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the second time this summer, he did so with much more of his legacy intact. He gave the Cavs four more years, all trips to the NBA Finals with one championship folded in. But locally, James’ legacy will be weighed in large part by his efforts to kids in Akron, the heart of the Rust Belt, to graduate and go to college.IPS is the flagship of this effort. And it’s incredibly ambitious.“It’s more of a movement,” said Michele Campbell, executive director of the LeBron James Family Foundation. “The families trust him. It’s so much bigger than anyone could explain.”***It’s quickly apparent just how personal of a project the school is to James. While his foundation gathered experts together who could contribute years of research and expertise, so many functions of IPS directly correlate to things James felt he needed growing up poor in Akron, the son of a struggling single mother.The school not only provides three school meals – breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack – but there’s also a food pantry. The foundation estimates that more than 1,000 families have been served since the pantry, run by the Akron-Canton regional food bank in a back room of the school, opened in September. Any family in the area, even ones not necessarily associated with the school, can go and pick up mac-and-cheese, hot dogs, cereal, apples – however much they need, no questions asked. Linda Steinhebel, who works for the regional food bank which serves an estimated 480 locations, says even among food pantries, this is unique.The school not only communicates with parents, it offers comprehensive services for families. That includes a GED program, I Promise Too, that helps parents learn two nights a week, then sends them out into the job market with a new work-appropriate outfit. Parents struggling with bills, or violence in the home, or career searches can be connected to the resources they need at an office at the school itself, helping them overcome institutional distrust and bureaucratic runarounds.There’s a store room full of shirts, hats, mittens, shoes and other clothes that have been bought new by the foundation and its corporate partners, which faculty can pluck from at will to give to students who don’t have the attire they need. Next door is a room for teachers: markers, poster board, tissues and all manner of school supplies they can use to restock. The foundation resupplies the room weekly.AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliAn I Promise School student receives his new bike. Every student at the school gets a new bike. The idea’s roots come from LeBron James’ days as a student, when his bike was his only way to get to practice. (Photo courtesy of the LeBron James Family Foundation)Every student of the school has received a new bike, for the simple reason that James had a bike as a kid – it was often his only way to get to his basketball practices.The structure of school is vastly unconventional. For the first hour, teachers gather students in a “Promise Circle,” play a song and discuss how it made the students feel. This practice, borrowed from a foundation ritual, leads to other more weighty tangents that come out in an intimate setting: problems at home, insecurities, distress and frustration. It’s one of the many means by which IPS not only tries to catch kids up to the reading and math levels where they need to be but also helps address the social issues that have put them behind their peers in the first place.Kay Low, an intervention specialist who tends to do more one-on-one work with students, has worked in Ohio schools for more than 20 years. Her biggest problem of the past was trying to round up the collection of social services kids and their families needed to help stabilize not just their education, but their home life, as one often flowed into the other. At IPS, all those services are in the same building.“Now,” she said, beaming, “I found my home.”***What does IPS have in common with a Catholic private school? A street, for one thing.The two are just a short walk apart down Market Street. While IPS’s arrival might mean James showering less of his largesse on his alma mater, you won’t find a lot of people at St. Vincent’s who have a problem with it. On the contrary: A number of SVSM staff and students volunteered to help clear out old furniture from the building this summer in the early stages of a seven-week renovation blitz.McGee attended the opening ceremony in July and got to meet the IPS staff. He came away impressed.“You see educators who are committed to their students and care about their students and helping them learn, which from a private school, we had here,” he said. “I’m not saying it’s not in the public schools, but some of the public schools are stretched so thin.”One goal of IPS is to ease the budgetary strain of the public school, which receives $2.5 million in funding. Between renovation of the building and the expenses for the additional “wrap-around” services, the foundation has estimated its initial costs at $2.8 million for this year. As the school hopes to expand in the next five years, foundation officials expect the cost will continue to be steep during that stretch.McGee thinks James wants to give his students a taste of the support he got in his private school education. While his basketball coaches, including current coach Dru Joyce II, played a huge part in his development, so did teachers. Off the top of his head, McGee listed off some of his favorites: Mr. Knox. Mr. Allison. Mrs. Harmon (since remarried and still on the faculty at SVSM). Some of McGee’s best Fab Five memories were spent in home room periods, alongside James and his other Irish teammates.McGee knows as well as anyone how much the school is undertaking in the community: His sister-in-law, Victoria McGee, is the full-time employee at the resource center, which helps parents as much as the students themselves.In a rack in the school lobby, an SVSM brochure reads: “The Marianists believe that people learn, serve and pray most effectively in community, as part of a family.” It might be a coincidence that the IPS and foundation motto is “We Are Family,” which is not just a saying but a cornerstone of the school’s approach to learning. Outside of the school, the phrase is spelled out in sculpture, with letters rising several feet high.McGee doesn’t think it’s a coincidence. And he thinks James’ passion about education is a way of extending his legacy far beyond his basketball playing days.“I believe that’s what he’s called to do,” McGee said. “I think he as a person sees the bigger picture. I think he knows basketball is temporary, but the ability to change a kid’s life is forever.”***James stays close to the affairs of his old school, in part through McGee. When McGee applied for the athletic director job four years ago, James wrote him a letter of recommendation. He asks McGee how the basketball team is doing, how the football team is doing.James sometimes marvels that McGee has reached a level of power even he can’t fully comprehend.“He like, ‘Man, now you Coach Dru’s boss,’” McGee said, laughing. “We made fun of that and stuff. But he’s been my biggest advocate.”It seems reasonable that over time, his focus will begin to shift more to his own school, which is scheduled to double in size next year.It’s worth noting that IPS is merely the tip of the spear for the foundation, which serves an estimated 1,300 students from grades 3-10 in the Akron area. James struck a deal with the University of Akron for students through a 10-year span in his foundation: If they graduate, they will be offered full scholarships to go the university. The first class arrives on campus in 2021.In the meantime, there’s a lot to learn about how IPS will actually perform. The school hopes to show signs that the students, who started out as the lowest-performing in the district, can make big strides in testing areas.There are already certain positive barometers: School officials estimated that attendance has been around 96 percent so far. With so many students hailing from underprivileged homes, sometimes getting to class is half the battle.Aside from his shoes and his picture all over the building, James has other ways of staying present in students’ lives. They receive notes from him and occasional robocalls. Teachers point out when James is photographed wearing an IPS T-shirt, which is often, or an IPS wristband, which is always.Even from Los Angeles, James has a similar omnipresence in Akron to Santa Claus: Maybe you can’t see him around, but you know he’s keeping track.“His connection to that community is rooted in years of works that are so much bigger than one thing,” Campbell said. “He understands now that making real change takes years.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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